Finding a way to finance your education can seem like a daunting process. Keep in mind that everyone has to figure out how much college will cost and a way to pay for it, and the investment you make in your education will certainly pay off! Fortunately, there are a lot of options geared for all kinds of financial and academic situations. Please review the information below to take advantage of the resources that will help you pay for college.
If you, your parent, your spouse or your court-appointed guardian (if you are a minor) is a legal resident of Georgia, you may receive the in-state tuition rate. You can establish this claim by providing documentation to support the definition established by the Board of Regents. Please note that establishing residency for tuition purposes as defined by the Board of Regents is different than residency for purposes of such things as voting, having a Georgia driver’s license/tag, etc., and requires more than establishing eligibility to vote, securing a driver’s license, and/or paying taxes. Learn more about tuition classification and requirements at the Registrar's site.
There are literally hundreds of scholarship opportunities offered by Georgia State and other organizations and none have to be paid back. You can find more a listing of available scholarships on our Scholarships site.
Loans pay for your education over a long period of time and at a low (and often tax-deductible) interest rate. Some loans are need-based, while others are available to nearly anyone. Although similar to loans, grants actually work like a gift — they don’t have to be repaid. For eligible Georgia residents, the HOPE and Zell Miller awards covers tuition and some fees not paid by other sources.